The 2017 Riverfront Farmers Market season is coming up and we have an announcement!
Wilmington’s longest running Farmers Market returns to North Water St. and Riverfront Park this April! Saturday April 15th is opening day of Riverfront Farmers Market; hours are 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The 2017 season will find the market downtown every Saturday, Rain or Shine, through November 18th, with no market on October 7th due to Riverfest.
Many of our favorite local growers and producers will be back this season: Backyard Gardeners, Bannerman Vineyard & Winery, Black River Organic Farm, Castle Hayne Farms, Choco Geo, Davis Seafood, Great Harvest Bread Company, Hanchey’s Produce, Lewis Farms, Lunchbox Pickles, My Garden Plants, Nature’s Way Farm & Seafood, Rita’s Wooden Spoon, Shelton Herb Farm, Tarheel Beef, Thomas Produce Farm and more. Also participating this season are Lee Family Farm, My Porch Dawg and Panacea Brewing Company. Visit www.riverfrontfarmersmarket.org for a complete list of vendors and products.
Area artisans and crafters that offer all handmade items will also be represented, artisans rotate Saturdays presenting a wide variety of creations each week, and often something different for your shopping pleasure each time you visit. You may find Ada Art, Chalie’s Barn, Coastal Hillbilly Leather Goods, Full Circle Stoneware, Glynne’s Soaps, Jiri Kalina Home & Kitchen, Jordan Nason Photography, Tallulah Jewelry, The Bearded Heart, YouMeUs Designs and more along Rivefront Park.
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Opening Day – April 15, 2017
Live music by the Stick em Up Duo, featuring vocals by Amanda Grace and guitar by Christian Farner. Weather permitting, starts 10 – 10:30 till 12-12:30
Cape Fear Regional Bicycle Plan will be there with information on a plan to create safe and connected routes for bicycling in the Cape Fear region. Be sure to stop by their booth if you are a local bicyclist. 10AM – Noon
Facebook give-a-way: be sure to Like Riverfront Farmers Market page, enter the drawing by Liking and Sharing the post on Monday before the market. For our first Support Your Local Market Give-a-Way these lovely handmade earrings donated by Tallulah Jewelry!
Expected produce & products: arugula, bunch onions, kale, spinach, lettuces, cabbage, spring mix, bok choi, leeks, garlic, sweet potatoes, strawberries, radishes, green house cucumbers and tomatoes, hanging baskets, potted plants, ferns, orchids, herbs, vegetable plants, annuals, perennials, native plants, fresh-cut flowers, baked goods, muscadine wine, pickles, dog treats, eggs, honey, goat cheeses, seafood, kombucha, meats, marina & fra diavolo sauce, smoothies and more. Handmade jewelry, woodwork, silkscreen t-shirts & totes, photography, bath & body products for people & pets, pottery, tie-dye clothing, drawings and more. Knife & clipper sharpening on site at the market, don’t forget to bring them, drop them off to be sharpened while you shop.
Riverfront Farmers Market was developed to provide a place for local farmers, growers, producers and artisans to sell their goods directly to consumers, to encourage and promote the use of locally-grown farm products and artisan offerings.
2017 Riverfront Farmers Market
April 15 – November 18, (no market October 7th, due to Riverfest)
Every Saturday, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Located on N. Water St. and in Riverfront Park, from the foot of Market St. toward Princess St.